Preventing EMS/IR?

Rita Chavez

My neighbor has a new Haflinger mare (7yrs). My husband has a new Friesian gelding (coming 6yrs). Both are younger horses, not overweight and healthy at this time in their lives. We were discussing these breeds as "easy keepers" and I brought up the potential of EMS/IR developing later in their lives. The question came up, is it possible to prevent EMS/IR by feeding the low sugar/low starch hay + a balanced vit/mineral diet throughout their lives? 

Rita C. and Stetson (IR)
Aiken, South Carolina USA
June 2021

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